September 1, 2022

Coding Week Night Riddles (9-1-2022)

by Chompers

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Tonight Chomperbot is back with more robotic riddles. See if you can guess the answers!

Where to Listen


>> Chomperbot: Welcome back to Chompers! Your twice-daily-newly-automated tooth brushing show. I’m Chomperbot, your robo-host for the week! 

Start brushing on one side of the top of your mouth, pick a side and make tiny circles around each tooth. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!!

It’s Coding Week on Chompers, and tonight we have some more riddles Rachel wrote to describe things that you can MAKE with code. 

Ready for your first one?

This is something you can play,

And work hard to level up.

It’s meant to be great fun

For a kid or a grown up

So, what is this? What’s Rachel’s post card riddle about? 

>> GROUP: A Video Game! 

>> Chomperbot: That’s right! A Video Game!

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and keep on brushing! 

A video game is a game kids or grown ups play on a computer! [SFX LAZER!] People MAKE video games by writing CODE. The code might tell the characters in the game what to do when the player presses certain buttons. [SFX BUTTONS JUMP!] Like if I hit the “up” button, my character in the game will jump! (Jumpy SFX)

Level up your brushing by switching to the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too. 

Here’s your next riddle:

These might be made of metal

They help you get things done

Wall-E is one of them

And building them is fun!

What am I? What is this?

>>GROUP: A Robot!

>> Chomperbot: A Robot! 

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too.

A robot is a machine that helps you do things! Robots come in all shapes and sizes, and usually have a computer in them, that works almost like their brain! A person will code instructions that tell a robot what to do, like help build cars [HONK], vacuum floors [VACUUM] or host Chompers! [RIMSHOT]

This robot’s out of time for today! But I’ll be back tomorrow with more Chompers. Until then…

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!!